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May 30, 2016

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May 27, 2016 — Over three years, a research team has collected increasingly complex samples of edible fat for research. They are using new data to characterize the nanoscale structure of different kinds of edible ... read more

Antihypertensive Effect of Fermented Milk Products Under the Microscope

May 23, 2016 — Over the past decade, interest has been rising in fermented dairy foods that promote health and could potentially prevent diseases such as hypertension (high blood pressure). Functional dairy ... read more

An App Knows If a Beer Has Gone Stale

May 19, 2016 — Chemists have developed a method that allows brewers to measure the freshness of beer, using a polymer sensor that changes color upon detecting furfural, a compound that appears when this beverage ... read more

Ensuring Artisanal Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Is the Real Deal

May 18, 2016 — A parmesan scandal reported earlier this year highlighted how easy it is to doctor the cheese when it's grated. For producers and consumers of some of the most expensive kinds, this is a big ... read more

May 18, 2016 — Bees in urban areas stick to a flower-nectar diet, steering clear of processed sugars found in soda and other junk food, new research ... read more

Paris Climate Agreement Cannot Be Met Without Emissions Reduction Target for Agriculture

May 17, 2016 — Scientists have calculated, for the first time, the extent to which agricultural emissions must be reduced to meet the Paris climate agreement's plan to limit warming to 2 degrees Celsius in ... read more

New Packaging Advances Veggie Freshness

May 16, 2016 — New advances in packaging can help produce stay fresh longer. A research team focused on onions, one of the highest-volume vegetables sold worldwide. The team's results show that improvements ... read more

Animal Welfare Initiatives Improves Feather Cover of Cage-Free Laying Hens, New Study Shows

May 16, 2016 — Recognized welfare outcome assessments within farm assurance schemes have shown a reduction in feather loss and improvement in the welfare of UK cage-free laying hens, according to the findings of a ... read more

Another Reason for Wine Lovers to Toast Resveratrol

May 13, 2016 — Red wine lovers have a new reason to celebrate. Researchers have found a new health benefit of resveratrol, which occurs naturally in blueberries, raspberries, mulberries, grape skins and ... read more

Fruit Discovery Could Provide New Treatments for Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

May 11, 2016 — A combination of two compounds found in red grapes and oranges could be used to improve the health of people with diabetes, and reduce cases of obesity and heart disease. The find has been made by ... read more

May 11, 2016 — Can mealworms be used to solve two global problems? Researchers suggest that yes: for food sustainability and plastic ... read more

Five Ways Game of Thrones’ The Mountain’s Diet Can Make You Mighty

May 11, 2016 — Health and exercise scientists have analysed the daily diet of around 12,000 calories that helps Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, who plays “The Mountain” in hit television series Games of Thrones, ... read more

Why Do Tomatoes Smell 'Grassy?'

May 11, 2016 — The aroma emitted from green leaves, sometimes referred to among plant scientists as a sweet, "green" fragrance, has been the subject of research for many years. Now enzymes have been ... read more

May 9, 2016 — Bacteria living in the gut may remotely influence the activity of cells in the brain that are involved in controlling inflammation and neurodegeneration, new research suggests. Using pre-clinical ... read more

Serious Video Games May Help Increase Fruit and Vegetable Intake

May 9, 2016 — Using a serious video game, Squires Quest! II: Saving the Kingdom of Fivealot, researchers evaluated how creating implementation intentions (i.e., specific plans) within the goal-setting component in ... read more

Team Highlights Ways to Address Global Food System Challenges

May 6, 2016 — A new study presents strategies to address the complex challenges of producing food for a growing global population, while reducing environmental impacts and increasing resilience in the face of ... read more

How to Remove Environmental Pollutants from Raw Meat

May 6, 2016 — Six months ago, the International Agency for Research on Cancer associated consumption of red meat and processed meat to cancer risk. However, in its analysis it made no reference to some ... read more

Silk Keeps Fruit Fresh Without Refrigeration, According to Study

May 6, 2016 — Biomedical engineers have demonstrated that fruits can stay fresh for more than a week without refrigeration if they are coated in an odorless, biocompatible silk solution so thin as to be virtually ... read more

Increasing Marbling in Beef Without Increasing Overall Fatness

May 5, 2016 — An expert on skeletal muscle growth in cattle, helped lead a study examining ways to increase marbling in beef without increasing overall ... read more

May 5, 2016 — All-cause mortality is higher for those who eat meat, particularly red or processed meat, on a daily basis, a review of large-scale studies involving more than 1.5 million people has ... read more

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